The movement of fresh beef from the packing house to the consumer is a complex procedure involving costs associated with loading, transportation, unloading, storage, shrinkage and spoilage. These costs are increased substantially if the beef moves in two-stage distribution pattern involving an intermediate stop at a distribution center. A great majority of the fresh beef currently being distributed is in the same manner and form it was 25 years ago--quarters suspended on hooks in mechanically regrigerated rail cars or by refrigerated highway trucks. Under such circumstances beef is subjected to a variety of storage conditions, most of which are detrimental to product quality.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 132-143

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM